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6 Tips for Finding Sources Worth Their Salt

When it comes to journalism, the credentials of your sources can make or break your article. Fortunately, there are a number of tools that can help you weed out the nobodies from the knowledgeables online.

By now, you’ve surely heard of HARO (Help a Reporter Out), but founder Peter Shankman, said writers can also look to trade organizations for leads. “Each trade or industry has an organization behind it that serves as spokespeople for the industry,” he explained. “They’ll always take your call.”

Get more tips in 6 Surefire Ways to Find Sources in the Digital Age.

– Nicholas Braun

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UGCX Coverage|AP Amends Fairey Countersuit|Conde Launches New iPhone App|HuffPost CEO Hippeau

WebNewser, PRNewser: Some coverage of mediabistro.com’s user-generated focused conference UGCX today: Peter Shankman, the founder of Help A Reporter Out, spoke about how he plans to expand his company and I Can Haz Cheezburger’s CEO Ben Huh revealed his company’s mission statement: “Make people happy for five minutes a day.”

Associated Press: The Associated Press amended its countersuit against Shepard Fairey after the artist admitted he had lied about which AP photo he used for his iconic Barack Obama HOPE posters.

AdAge: Condé Nast has released a new iPhone app platform for reading its magazines, starting with GQ.

PaidContent: An interview with Huffington Post CEO Eric Hippeau.